• Milla Kuisma: Lähellä, 2020, öljy ja akryyli kankaalle, 90 x 90 cm
  • Milla Kuisma: Hiljainen yöelämä, 2021, öljy ja akryyli kankaalle, 100 x 100 cm
  • Milla Kuisma: Kiipeilijat 1, 2020, öljy ja akryyli kankaalle, 40  x 40 cm
  • Milla Kuisma: Muuttuva asetelma, 2021, öljy ja akryyli kankaalle, 160 x 140 cm
  • Milla Kuisma: Rönsyilevä ajatus, 2020, öljy ja akryyli kankaalle, 160 x 140 cm

Milla Kuisma

A changing arrangement

Huuto I 23.7.-15.8.2021

Milla Kuisma
A changing arrangement

The artist is present: 31 July and 1 August at 12-5 pm.

In the works of the exhibition, I have placed memories, experiences of places, imagined views and observations on life. I have arranged the tangle of strokes without a plan, played with the contrasts between depth and surface and undisciplined and disciplined gestures.

In my paintings, inanimate and animate objects interact with each other. Various ways of being and the layers of time are intertwined. This is linked to the collage-like painting style, in which the whole is created by several pieces joined together.

The torn painting strips can also be seen as signs of breaking or natural deterioration. The works contain signs of the passing of time and change. When organizing the painting elements, I have thought about altering and being altered and finding a balance between control and a lack of control. Life does not always go our way. Instead, it springs up, rambles, withers and makes room for something new.

Milla Kuisma (b. 1980) is a visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the South Karelia University of Applied Sciences in 2005 and a Master of Arts degree from Aalto University in 2019. Kuisma’s works have been on display at several solo and group exhibitions in different parts of Finland. The artist’s works are included in the collections of the Finnish State Art Commission and Public Art Agency Sweden.

I wish to thank the Arts Promotion Centre Finland for supporting my work.

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